Purposes beneficial to community

Summary policy

June 9, 2003

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Key words

Community (purposes beneficial to) - Charitable (activities, purposes)

Policy statement

To qualify for registration as a charity under the category of charitable purposes known as "other purposes beneficial to the community", an organization's purposes and activities must provide a tangible benefit to the community as a whole in a way the law regards as charitable. Not all purposes that benefit the community are charitable - only those that have been recognized by the courts.


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